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Welcome to Land and Cultural Preservation Fund, Inc (LCPF). Most likely you have landed here because you are involved in one of the organizations LCPF supports – or wish to be. Members of our community volunteer hundreds of hours monthly to Community F.A.R.E, Friends of Frederick County, Stream Link Education or Community Renewable Energy (all LCPF organizations) – to keep our home healthy, vibrant, diverse and resilient. Please join us in this quest!
What’s happening in our community to keep it healthy,
vibrant, diverse and resilient!
Featuring John Smucker,Stream Link Education! One of Maryland’s greatest treasures are our rolling hills and vast fields of farmland that are throughout our great state. In order to combat the climate crisis and improve our water quality, we need farmers to sustainably utilize their land. One of the programs that helps farmers […]
Frederick County Farm to School Progress Report -5 farm field trips scheduled for the spring at Catoctin Mountain Orchard. Field trips were funded through a Starbucks Foundation Grant. STEM leaders were offered the trips for their classes and they filled immediately! Alysia is working w/ Katlyn at CMO to write the lesson plans. A […]
Read the full Civil Eats article. As the USDA proposes changing school menus to allow more fries and pizza and fewer vegetables and fruits, the state is working to get more locally grown produce into its schools. “This is no secret, but [farm to school initiatives] do so much more than support our farmers and […]
American Farmland Trust Releases Report Outlining Potential to Revolutionize School Food in New York if the State Acts Now
“Beginning to take the steps outlined in the ‘Growing Opportunity’ report this year, including continuing to fund farm to school programs and establishing a statewide network of coordinators, is critical. Taking these actions will build on the current enthusiasm and not only improve the economy and future for our farms, but also improve the lives […]
On December 18, 2019 the Frederick County Food Council (FCFC) wrote to Governor Hogan in support of the Certified Farmer Enterprise Program (CFEP), an initiative brought to you by the Maryland Food for Maryland Institutions Study Group. In the same letter FCFC supported the Certified Local Farmer Aggregation Grant Fund, housed within the MDA to […]
Community FARE made a plea to the Frederick County Council on Tuesday, December 17 to appoint a Board of Education (BOE) member who prioritizes the mission of Frederick MD Farm to School. Read the letter here . The new BOE member will be replacing Joy Schaefer, who is leaving to work for Frederick County in another […]
Maryland Food for Maryland Institutions Study Group proposes Certified Local Farmer Enterprise Program
Calling on all citizens who want local food in local institutions (schools, hospitals, nursing homes, prisons etc) to write a letter to Governor Hogan in support of the Certified Farmer Enterprise Program – a way to support giving preference to farmers using good nutrient management practices in Maryland when competing to sell to institutions; and […]
Check out this youtube video! Thank you John and Lisa, and the hundreds of volunteers for all your good work!
U.S. Farm to School programs give students access to fresh food from their local farms, provide farmers access to new markets, include curriculum-based learning about agriculture and food, and often incorporate hands-on learning through school gardens. The national Farm to School network has grown from a few programs in the 1990s to well over 42,000 […]
The SHOWCASE below is a write up on (and was copied directly from) the FCPS Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) website. Thanks to our partners at FNS for posting this – and sharing the photos! We would love to show you the kids happily eating the apples and listen to Katlyn talk about the orchards […]